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Published on March 18, 2013

Abington Health Appoints New Senior Vice President for Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Abington, PA (March 18, 2013)—Abington Health has named Terry Reilly, DNP, RN as senior vice president, Patient Services and chief nursing officer.

Terry Reilly, of Towamencin Township, joined AMH in 1998 as a nurse manager, and more recently served as nurse director, Critical Care and Medical Services.  In September 2012, she assumed the role of interim chief nursing officer. 

“During her 15 years of service to AMH, Terry has earned the respect of her peers and leadership,” says Laurence Merlis, president and CEO.  “She is a person of integrity who brings to this position extensive clinical experience, as well as academic training which includes a doctorate in nursing practice.  She is the ideal choice for the chief nursing officer position.”

Reilly brings over 35 years of clinical and administrative experience to her new role. She earned her RN as a diploma graduate from AMH’s Dixon School of Nursing in 1975. She earned her BSN from Gwynedd Mercy College and an MSN from Villanova University. In 2011, Reilly successfully completed her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) at Thomas Jefferson University with a focus on improving patient flow.

About Abington Health

Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Abington Health also includes two convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus in Willow Grove and Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus in Bucks County. Together, these facilities serve more than 42,200 inpatients, 131,000 emergency patients and over 560,000 outpatient visits annually.

Over 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health Physicians is an employed network of specialists and primary care physicians.  Abington Health employs more than 6,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.

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